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chevrolet blazer,4wd,4 doors donor for 1950 pickup

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]Hi,i am new here.
[SIZE=2]and[/SIZE] i live in the Netherlands.
Have this question about a chevy 4 wd, i bought brandnew in 2002, (see picks).It has run 18000 km..So i have this plan for next year to use the frame ,engine and drivetrain as a donor for a chevrolet pick up from about 1950-1954.Has anyone has done this before? and will the frame be strong enough.The wheelbase in front of the chevy 2002 is about the same as a chevy pick up 1953. Only the 2002 chevy is 1,5 foot shorter than a 3/4 ton 1953 pickup .Maybe i need a half ton pickup body.I am now busy with a 1953 pick up, i hope to complete this year.Today i cleaned the wiper vacuum engine, witch did not worked properly. It was working nicely again, but i dropped it on the ground by accident, now there is a bump in the diecasted hou[SIZE=2]sing[/SIZE], thinking of buying an electric 6 volt wiper engine. [/SIZE][/FONT]
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Does the truck not have a frame?
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Let me help you out here Bob, the measurement from the centerline of the front wheel to the centerline of the rear wheel on the same side of the vehicle is called WHEELBASE. The measurement from the centerline of the tire (or wheel) on one side of the vehicle to the centerline of the tire (or wheel) on the other side of the vehicle, on the same axle, is called TRACK. You need to use the proper nomenclature when asking questions.
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track and wheelbase

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Ok, thanks,
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For most American trucks the wheelbase and track for a 1/2 ton is the same as a 3/4 ton. However, there may be different options for bed length (5' 1/2', 8', etc.) and cab size (standard, extended 2 door, 4 door) that make a certain configuration a better fit for a body swap.

If the wheelbase and track are very close to what you want, extending or shortening the rear end of the frame is usually possible within certain limits. If the rear portion of the frame is relatively flat you can also move the perches for the rear leaf springs to move the axle. If you have a good welder it is also possible to extend or shorten a frame by welding in or removing a section in the middle. However, that job requires significantly more skill.

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blazer 2002 donor for pick up

hi,
thanks for your reply.I can shorten the bed,or move the mud guards to the front a little, i think.In Holland you may change 2 items of 3 (chassis,body and engine gearbox and axle)and drive with the same original title, without inspection of the autorities. Maybe i change the engine too,in one without a pc in it controling all.Can i remove all the electronics, and let the engine run without it?.
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What you have in mind can be done but to do a good job will test your fabrication skills to the max..All you get from the blazer is a parts pile..

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There quite a few engine swaps or modifications that are feasible, but if the current drive-train is low mileage and in good shape I think I would put drive-train changes off until the future.

Quite a few folks are using the newer drive-train in older trucks because its reliable and runs very smoothly. However, once you swap to an older engine or remove the electronics from your current engine you start down a completely different path with picking performance components and tuning to get the performance you want. I think you will already be busy enough with a body swap.

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body swap chevrolet blazer 2002

Ha, i can use the pile of parts selling them to finance the project
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